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Introduced in Senate (02/14/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 525


To preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 14, 2019

Mr. Paul (for himself, Mr. Risch, Mr. Wicker, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. Cruz, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Scott of South Carolina, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Cornyn, and Mr. Cramer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “National Right-to-Work Act”.

SEC. 2. Amendments to the National Labor Relations Act.

(a) Rights of employees.—Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 157) is amended by striking “except to” and all that follows through “authorized in section 8(a)(3)”.

(b) Unfair labor practices.—Section 8 of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 158) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(3), by striking “: Provided, That” and all that follows through “retaining membership”;

(2) in subsection (b)—

(A) in paragraph (2), by striking “or to discriminate” and all that follows through “retaining membership”; and

(B) in paragraph (5), by striking “covered by an agreement authorized under subsection (a)(3)”; and

(3) in subsection (f)—

(A) by striking clause (2) and redesignating clauses (3) and (4) as clauses (2) and (3), respectively; and

(B) by striking “Provided, That nothing in this subsection shall set aside the final proviso to section 8(a)(3) of this Act: Provided further,” and inserting “Provided,”.

(c) Additional conforming amendments.—The National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 151 et seq.) is amended—

(1) in section 9 (29 U.S.C. 159), by striking subsection (e);

(2) in section 3(b) (29 U.S.C. 153(b)), by striking “or (e)”; and

(3) in section 8(f) (29 U.S.C. 158(f)), as amended by subsection (b)(3), by striking “or 9(e)”.

SEC. 3. Amendment to the Railway Labor Act.

Section 2 of the Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. 152) is amended by striking the Eleventh paragraph under the heading for general duties.

SEC. 4. Effective date.

This Act, and the amendments made by this Act, shall apply to any agreement entered into or renewed after the date of enactment of this Act.


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